Heidi Lau

Worlding Hands (Embrace)

Lot Closed

August 6, 04:24 PM GMT


7,500 - 9,500 USD

Lot Details


Heidi Lau

b. 1987

Worlding Hands (Embrace)

Executed in 2021.

glazed ceramic

15 by 17 ½ by 10 ½ in. (38.1 by 44.5 by 26.7 cm.)

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Kindly donated by the artist and Matthew Brown

Heidi Lau (b. 1987, Macau) lives and works in New York. 

Lau's work has been exhibited in international institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the Bronx Museum of the Art, New York; the Museum of Chinese in America, New York; BRIC, New York; and the Macau Museum of Art, among others. In 2019, Lau presented Apparition for the Macau-China Collateral Exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale. 

Selected solo and two person exhibitions include Gardens as Cosmic Terrains, Green-Wood Cemetery, New York (2022); Empire Recast, Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau (2021); Spirit Vessels, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2020); Blood Echoes, AALA Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); The Sentinels, with Rachel Frank, Geary, New York (2018); The Primordial Molder, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2017); Third Rome, Deli Gallery, New York (2016); The Obscure Region II, Macau Art Museum (2014); and In the Garden, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, New York (2012). 

Lau's practice has been supported by numerous residencies and awards, including the Green-Wood Cemetery Residency, Greenwich House Pottery Fellowship, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, Colene Brown Art Prize, Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space, the Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.